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Monday, 22 July 2019

New Crafts Creations Floral stamps on Hochanda today

A few of my cards featuring the new Floral stamps release from Craft Creations - being aired again at 11am this morning on Hochanda (Sky 673) demonstrated by the lovely Jak Heath! Beautiful stamps and made by Chocolate Baroque so fantastic quality!

Saturday, 20 July 2019

Mo Carry the Cake

Have you seen this new little lovely from Mo's Digital Pencil?  She's called Carry The Cake and what a great sentiment that is - comes with the image!. You can find her here in Mo's store.  I've also used a whole load of Marianne products including the frame from one of their new folding card dies  and the papers - full list below.

Marianne Products Used

Papers - Summer Picnic - PB7056
Frame and Leaves - LR0607 - NEW!
Grass - LR0360
Design Folder  DF3456 - NEW! (It's lurking in the bottom corner in orange card!)

Off to see Violet now, who we've not seen for a week while we were away!!

Enjoy your day!


Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Passion for Promarkers Summer Colours

It's my turn to choose the theme for this week's challenge at Passion For Promarkers and I've gone with a theme of Summer Colours - nice and easy right!  I'm rather liking turquoise and orange at the minute, perfect summer colours!

As we're being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps this week, I've used one of their fab images - this is Sunbonnet Flowers.

The papers are from Basic Grey - Konnichewa and the lattice frame and the flowers are from Marianne Designs - deets below.

Lattice Frame Die set - LR0483
Flowers - CR1430

Check out the gorgeous makes of the rest of the team here, and don't forget that Bugaboo are sponsoring the challenge and you could be the lucky winner of a 
$12 voucher to spend in their store - you gotta be in it to win it!!


Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Mo's Gathering Kindling

It's still Christmas in July over  on the Digital Pencil Too challenge blog  so I thought I'd share another Christmas card made with Gathering Kindle from Mo's Digital Pencil - love this little lady!
I printed the image quite large so with these beautiful papers from KaiserCraft I don't think she needed a whole lot else,

Marianne Frame - CR1438
Papers - Kaisercraft - Just Believe

Think that's three Christmas Cards I've made now this year!  Go Me!

Have a great weekend.


Friday, 12 July 2019

Alpacas from Marianne Designs

I love an Alpaca and we see plenty here in the Lakes (or could be Llamas but they all look very similar.  It's a thing now to take them for a walk beside a lake or on the fells!!

Anyway, I was delighted to see this Alpaca set in the July release from Marianne Designs and along with the new folding oval die set,it  makes for  a great summery card.  The fan-shaped leaves also come with the this set and the Boho Summer  papers lend themselves to the Mexican feel.  Full list of Marianne products below.  You can also see my card on the Marianne Inspiration blog here.

July Release Products

Eline's Alpaca Die Set - COL1470
Oval Frame Set - LR0607

Other Marianne Products used

Boho Summer Papers - PK9148
Group Hug Sentiment Stamps - CS1011

Leaves- LR0228

Hope you're having Fun in the Sun at the moment

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 6 July 2019

Little Elf Daya for Christmas in July - the new challenge at Mo's DP2 Challenges

Yayyy, folks it's new challenge day on Mo's Digital Pencil Too!  It's always Anything Goes for the challenge as we want to see as many of your gorgeous Mo makes as possible.  But, we do have an optional theme of Christmas in July - my first Christmas card of the year and what better way to kick-start than with a fab new Mo image!  This is Little Elf Darya and should be in the shop today or any day soon!

Now, I've gone for really  untraditional colours here but I wanted to use this fairy lights paper which I think were Crate Paper.

Also, the challenge runs for the whole of the month so you have plenty of time to get cracking!!

Have a great weekend!


Friday, 5 July 2019

New Home with Lavinia Stamps

Love the Lavinia houses for New Home cards - decided to go bold and bright colouring just the main house in jewel colours purple and gold.

The background is distress oxide - thankfully, I have a batch of these prepared just waiting for the right project!

Busy, busy at the minute with card-making, when I should be in the garden really, but hey-ho!


Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Passion for Promarkers - We're all Squares this week!

Nice and easy-peasy challenge starting today at Passion for Promarkers where we want you to be Square!  So it can be just as easy as a square card blank!
Our sponsors this week are the fab Dr Digi stamps where you can always be sure of getting a great image, especially for those difficult male cards.  This one is Caveman Klob - what a beaut eh! Just click on his name to find him in the on line store.

I've coloured him with my Promarkers of course then matched him up with some free papers from the May 19 edition of Making Cards Magazine and also some from DCWV - Safari Chic.
The sentiment is from Mama Elephant and really suits this cool dude somehow.

The winner of this week's challenge will be able to choose two digi images of their choice from Dr Digi's store  so hope you will join in the challenge with us!
Check out the fab makes of my teamies here if you'd like some inspiration.

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 29 June 2019

Mo's Grad Girl for our Emily!

Woah!  We've just had the glorious few days with our Emily home and the weather has been glorious!  We finished off with a BBQ last night and Nick has just taken Em and Jack to Carlisle to carry on their journey with a visit to Jack's family in Edinborough.  

This image , Glad Grad Girl from Mo's Digital Pencil was perfect to give Em her congratulations for achieving a First in her Art Degree from Camberwell School of Arts.   As the card says, so proud of her (a Stampin Up sentiment).  The papers are V&A William Morris papers, the Oh Em Gee stamp is so appropriate and is from Mama Elephant.

The arty brush strokes and cross hatches are Marianne Mixed Media stamps ( MM1608/1624 and EC0162) as is the little scroll (LR0419).

And, I finally found a use for a box of die-cut squares that I bought from Hobbycraft nearly 15 years ago when I first started making cards!  I stuck a few together and added a tassel to make the mortar board!!

Always so sad to see them go but we will see Em next month when we head south for her graduation ceremony.
Have a great weekend.

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Follow your dreams!

This is my card for the In the Spotlight post last week on the Marianne Designs Inspiration blog using this fabulous new Globe die set that was part of the June 19 release!  Isn't it fab - perfect for all those young travellers going off on their gap years round about now!

The full list of Marianne products is below:

Globe Die – LR0606 - NEW!
Ocean Adventure Papers – PK9162 - NEW!
Suitcase Die = LR0543
Mini Signpost Die – COL1436
Seagull – CR1277
Sentiment – Dreams set – CS0975

You can check out more makes with this set here on the Inspiration blog as well of lots of ideas for other makes too!

Hugs, Julie

Friday, 21 June 2019

New Mushroom Home anyone?

I love this little Mushroom Hut image from Mo's Digital Pencil and it's just great for a new home card, especially teamed up with the Mushroom Stencil from Marianne Designs.  The image comes either merged or separated from the little chair and stool so you can choose your preference - I've used the merged version.

There's my usual list of Marianne products below - I didn't really think the bird/cat dynamic through - it's either a humungus robin or a teeny cat - you decide!!

The papers are from KaiserCraft - Magnolia Grove and the words are from a Tim Holtz set - I do love the little phrases he uses!

Marianne Products Used

Mushroom Mask Stencil - PS8015
Sign Post Die - LR0535
Grass Die - CR335
Cat Die - LR0591
Robin Die - LR0548

The weather's been glorious this week up here in Cumbria and our Em is home Monday to celebrate getting a first for her Art Degree - what a star she is!  Happy Days!

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 20 June 2019

Katy Sue Designs Moulds and Peel-offs as stencils!!

Hope you're all watching Jak Heath with Leonie at the moment on Hochanda - showcasing these fabulous silicone moulds from Katy Sue Designs along with lots of other goodies for Mixed Media projects.

For these cards I've used the peel-offs as stencils for the background with brushos and Distress Oxides, the moulds with Hearty White light as air clay and this fabulous gossamer-like material for the dress (which I've also coloured with brushos to make the waistband.

The Peel-offs really do make great stencils - I love the effects here.  And the moulds are fabulous, they give such great detail in the clay and they're so flexible that you can get the moulded shape out really easily!

Don't worry if you're missing this show - Jak is on again at 3pm!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Passion for Promarkers Beautiful Borders Challenge

Today's card is for our new challenge starting today at Passion For Promarkers where we have a great theme of Beautiful borders.  I've used a fab image from our sponsors for this challenge, The Paper Shelter, and decided that she was a mermaid unicorn!  She's called Glittery and Sparkly!

She was just perfect too, to use with all the gorgeous new June releases from Marianne Designs, including the Silhouette stamps which made a great border along with the wave border - love this! Anyhoo, full list below.

Marianne Products Used

Wave Border Die - LR0600 - NEW!
Sea Sparkle Papers - PK9163 - NEW!
Mermaid Silhouette  Stamps - CS1026 - NEW!
Mermaid Sentiment Stamps- CS1025 - NEW!
Anja's Fancy Labels Die - LR0241

Hope we can see your makes with the this week's theme!  Thanks for popping in!

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Marianne Designs Water Fairy

Today's card was made completely without dies shock, horror!  It's for my spot on the Marianne Designs Inspiration Blog here and showcases a whole host of their stamps - details below.  There is also a little walk- through of how I made it on the Inspiration blog.

Marianne Product Used

Water Fairy Stamp Set - HT1646
Reeds Border Stamp Set - TC0835
Water Lilies/Dragonfly Set - CS1014
Flying Geese - Silhouette Woodland Set - CS1014
Papers - Summer Picnic - PB7056
            - Romantic Dreams - PK9160
Sparkly Enamel Dots

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Mo's Phone Call C

You might need your sun glassses on looking at this card - it's rather bright!  The image is Phone Call C from Mo's Digital Pencil - click on the link to take you to her in Mo's store,

The papers are My Mind's Eye and I've used a couple of flower frame dies but I can't remember who they're by!

I'm helping Holly with her Plastic Free stall today so can't hang about!

Have a great day, whatever you're doing!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Passion for Promarkers Fur or Feathers

Hello Blogland - it's Tuesday which means it's new challenge day at a Passion For Promarkers where we have a fab theme of Fur and/or Feathers as chosen by our lovely Nic.  Ours sponsors are All Dressed Up stamps which means us lucky ladies on the DT could use some of their gorgeous images!  I've chosen Play Day which is such a sweetie!

My papers are Konnichiwa from Basic Grey and match the Chinese Lantern Die cuts from Marianne designs perfectly - full details below.

Marianne Products Used

Oval Lace Edge Frame Die - CR1446
Chinese Lantern Dies - CR1443
Curved Border Die - LR0518

All Dressed Up are offering one lucky winner 2 digi images of their choice from their online store.  Their images are so pretty, why not pop over to the store and check them out.  

Don't forget to check out the gorgeous makes of my teamies here then do join in our challenge - just remember to use your Promarkers, Flexmarkers etc - I'll look forward to seeing what you make!!